Cécile Vignau

écrin

— small wooden bag
with a laser engraving surface
— in partnership with the Louvre
— prototype made at ENSCI-Les Ateliers
— exhibited at the Louvre
during the Paris Design Week
in september 2014
© photos : V. Huyghe

Écrin is a small bag in plywood. It was designed for the Louvre boutique to celebrate a new gallery in the museum dedicated to the 18th French century. With a strange and refined coating that looks like lace, this object reminds us of the elegant French period. The wood, first painted over the entire surface, is then engraved by a laser machine: a flower pattern appears by the contrast between the painting and the wood. Between the first inspiration and the process, Écrin links the 18th century and today.